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Democracy Now! Commemorates the 58th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing: An Interview with Hiroshima Survivor Shigeko Sasamori
On August 6th, 1945 the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The total number killed by the bomb exceeded 200,000. Three days later a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. 140,000 people died as a result.
A Pacifica Radio Special: Ruby Dee & Others Read John Hersey's Hiroshima
To mark the anniversary of the dropping of the first nuclear bomb, the Pacifica Radio Archives helped arrange a dramatic reading of Hersey’s classic work. Democracy Now! broadcasts an excerpt looking at the story of Dr. Sasaki, one of the few doctors to survive the attack. In addition DN! televises original video footage—once classified by the U.S. government—of the horrific aftermath.